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Evangelical Protestant. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Andrew Wiebe. Still photographer for the short film "Water with Food Coloring" (2001). Location assistant for the TV series "Touched By An Angel." Producer of anti-Mormon videos, including the "Bridges" video series. Producer of the documentary "Reedley - A Rivers Legacy." Owner of Wiebe Productions. Located in Salt Lake City, the company is also comprised of Brad Wiebe (DVD developer), Jeff Wiebe (consultant) and Gordon Wiebe (producer). Bio from company website:
After spending 4 years on crew with CBS's "Touched by an Angel" Andy officially began Wiebe Productions Inc. 1 1/2 years ago. Andy wears many hats, from director/producer to shooter/editor, and enjoys every minute of it. Andy is constantly in pursuit of creating redemptive works of art that entertain, and move the soul of it's audience.
Protestant. Producer for Wiebe Productions, a Salt Lake City, Utah-based film and DVD production company owned by his son, Andy Wiebe. Bio from company website:
While farming remains his core occupation, Gordon finds much solace and satisfaction in producing videos for friends and the community. His entrepreneurial spirit has impacted his family, and ultimately, created Wiebe Productions. His videos tell stories about people's lives and about God.
Grip for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The Singles Ward" (2002).
Actress. Student at Pleasant Grove High School. Has performed on stage at the Pleasant Grove Theater, Horseshoe Theater, Scera Theater, Valley Center Youth Theater and in BYU's Mask Theater. Studied under George Nelson at the BYU Theater and Film Workshop.
Latter-day Saint (lapsed). Born 24 June 1977, Greensboro, North Carolina. Birth name: Kelly Ann Wiglesworth. Won instant fame as one of the contestants on CBS's hit series "Survivor" in 2000. This was the series that launched a phenomenal wave of "reality TV shows." From an initial pool of 16 contestants, Kelly managed to "outwit, outplay, and outlast," lasting throughout the series until she came in 2nd place overall on the final episode. Although she was not as savvy at forming alliances as eventual winner Richard Hatch, she managed to win an unbroken record number of consecutive "immunity challenges" to prevent herself from being evicted from the island. Raised as a Latter-day Saint, Kelly was not a church-going member by the time she competed on "Survivor," although it is interesting to note that the final episode showed her silently praying in preparation for the final round of competition. She made a guest appearance on the 2nd season of "Survivor," when the show went to "The Australian Outback." She appeared on TV as a host of the TV show "Celebrity Adventures" (2001). Profile Page
Lives in Salem, Utah. Boom operator/location audio.
Conductor who directs the Brigham Young University Concert Choir (BYU Concert Choir), featured on the PBS musical specials "A Celebration of Christmas", "A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns" (1994), "All Creatures of Our God and King", and "Songs of Praise and Remembrance: A Memorial Day Celebration" (2000).
Latter-day Saint. Cinematographer of the documentary "Yellowstone: America's Eden" (1998). Cinematographer of the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002). Camera operator on the 1996 telepic "Unforgivable", starring John Ritter. Assistant camera for the KBYU documentary "Minerva Teichert: A Mission in Paint" (1988).
Latter-day Saint. Producer/director of the globe-spanning documentary "The Family Factor: A Global Family Portrait" (2002). Producer/director of the documentaries "In Favor of the Family: A Report on the World Congress of Families II" (2000), "Crossing Borders: The Life and Words of Leslie Norris" (2000) and "Envision: Philo T. Farnsworth Society" (2000). Director of the short film "Esperanza" (1997). Executive producer of the PBS documentary "Brides on the Homefront" (2000). Producer, director and writer of the PBS television series "The Heart of Art," featuring the works of numerous American artists. Associate producer of the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999; PBS). KBYU press release: "In the 10 years Wilcox has worked in the film industry, his documentaries and narrative programs have brought him not only multiple Emmy nominations, but also an international perspective, extensive broadcasting credits, and notable industry recognition." Production designer and researcher for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997). Production designer for the short film "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996), made at BYU and sold in LDS bookstores.
Lives in Oakley, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Garlan W. Wilde. Gaffer and grip whose numerous film credits include: Bats (1999); Johnny Tsunami (1999); The Jungle Book (1994); A Far Off Place (1993); The ButterCream Gang (1992); Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988); Earthbound (1981); The Deerslayer (1978); Message in a Cell Phone (2000); Horse Crazy (2001); The Robin Hood Gang (1997); Follow Your Heart (1998); Pinocchio; and the Church-produced film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989).
Latter-day Saint. Wrote the feature-length screenplay "Upward I Fly," which competed in the 2002 LDS Film Festival.
Utahn who, as a child, had a small role as a "ButterCreamette" in the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992) and its sequel "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Film student at the University of Utah. Director of the short comedy film "The Bracelet," which was shown in 2002 at the Fine Arts Auditorium in Salt Lake City as part of "Persistent Visions," a collection of short Utah-made films.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Shropshire, England. Production manager/producer of the independent feature film "Powerless," a family-friendly thriller directed by Matt Wilkins, filmed in the United Kingdom with a 2004 release planned.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Shropshire, England. Writer/director/producer of the independent feature film "Powerless," a family-friendly thriller filmed in the United Kingdom with a 2004 release planned. Also has a major acting part in the film.
Latter-day Saint (convert). Award-winning British photorapher. Cameo appearance as the assistant to Thomas (the main character) in the movie "Blowup" (1966). In depth article.
Richard G. Wilkins
Latter-day Saint. Family advocate. Law professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Executive producer of the globe-spanning documentary "The Family Factor: A Global Family Portrait" (2002). Has directed (and starred as Scrooge) Dickens A Christmas Carol at the Hale Centre Theater in Orem, Utah. EDUCATION: BA 1976 (summa cum laude) and JD 1979 (summa cum laude), Brigham Young University. University Honors: editor-in-chief, Brigham Young University Law Review; J. Reuben Clark scholar; Order of the Coif. EXPERIENCE: judicial clerk, Judge Robert A. Ainsworth, Jr., Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; assistant to the solicitor general of the U.S., 1981-84; current director, NGO Family Voice: The World Family Policy Center. Joined J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1984. 2-week 42-hour couse on Human Rights and International Law at the College of International Affairs (Bejing, China, May 2002). Faculty webpage: http://www.law2.byu.edu/Faculty/Profiles/wilkins.htm. Bio (http://www.profam.org/THC/Speakers/thc_spk_wilkins.htm):
Richard C. Wilkins, J.D. is a Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School and Managing Director of NGO Family Voice: The World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He has written numerous articles on constitutional issues and conducts an annual survey of Supreme Court voting trends published by the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
He is a former Assistant to the Solicitor General, united States Department of Justice. He is married to Melany Moore Wilkins, and is the father of four children.
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Shropshire, England. Head of Story/producer of the independent feature film "Powerless," a family-friendly thriller directed by Matt Wilkins, filmed in the United Kingdom with a 2004 release planned.
Voice work for the PBS documentary "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997). Presumably the wife of actor Scott Wilkinson, who was also in "Trail of Hope."
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: M. Scott Wilkinson. Utah-based actor. Major roles in the direct-to-video feature film "Wish Upon a Star" (1996) and the film "Invasion of Privacy" (1996). Host of the PBS television series "Ancestors" (1997; 2000). Smaller roles in over 20 feature films, videos, and TV movies, including: Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd (2000); Rigoletto (1993); The Seventh Brother (1991); Secret of Treasure Mountain (1993); The Boogens (1981); Harry's War (1981); Hangar 18 (1980); The Time Machine (1978); Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail (1997); Side by Side: The True Story of the Osmond Family (1982). TV guest appearances include: Charmed; Promised Land; Touched by an Angel; 7th Heaven; Walker, Texas Ranger; Beauty and the Beast; 21 Jump Street; Hotel. Casting director and dialogue coach for the Feature Films For Families video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Robert G. Willard
Lives in St. George, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Robert Glen Willard; Robert Willard. Company: Arthur Glen Productions, in Santa Clara, Utah. Special effects coordinator or supervisor for the feature films "Spy Hard" (1996), "In the Army Now" (1994), "A Gnome Named Gnorm" (1992), "Blind Fury" (1989) and "Popeye" (1980). Special effects technician on many other movies, including: Pearl Harbor (2001); City of Industry (1997); Casino (1995); Iron Will (1994); Clear and Present Danger (1994); House of Games (1987); Top Gun (1986); Cloak & Dagger (1984); The Lonely Guy (1984); The Man with Two Brains (1983).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Along with five fellow Boy Scouts, he made the short (21 min., 20 sec.) film "Root Beer Runners," which was shown at the 2003 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. The film is described thus: Written and produced by 16- and 17-year-old scouts in North Salt Lake's Troop 679 to fulfill several requirements of the cinematography merit badge, this film is a spoof of movies about rum running during Prohibition. Smokey and the Bandit meets the Cops TV show with root beer as the banned substance.
Latter-day Saint. Also credited as: Al Williams. Gaffer for the KBYU films "Fourth Witness, The Mary Whitmer Story" (1996), "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), "Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath" (1997) and "Letting God Have His Way: A Conversation about C.S. Lewis" (1999). Best boy for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997). Head of Rendering at Zygote Media, based in Provo, Utah. Render Wrangler/Pipeline Specialist/Onset Consultant. Visual Effects Supervisor/Senior Compositor (Native Digital). VFX Compositing Instructor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Worked in the art department for "Legacy" (1990), a large-format film made by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Follow spot for the video version of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed video "My Turn on Earth" (1986). Worked in Electric Department for the TV series "Touched By An Angel" (CBS) and the MTV video "Gotta Get Away" (The Offspring). 16 years onset experience. Website: http://www.zygote.com
Barton L. Williams
Lives in Vernal, Utah. Also known as: Barton Williams. Bit part as a gun club member in Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Latter-day Saint. Director of the 1989 video adaptation of the popular Latter-day Saint-themed musical "Saturday's Warrior." Director of the PBS movie "All My Friends Are Cowboys" (1998). Writer, producer and director of the kids video "Lorenzo's Songbook, Vol. 1: The Discovery" and the sequel, "Lorenzo's Songbook, Vol. 2: The Spyglass," which are sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores. Williams has done special effects work for Hollywood movies, including: "The Terminator" (1984), "Shawshank Redemption" (1994), "Popeye" (1980), Leucadia's "Breaking Free" (1995), "Jason's Lyric" (1994) and "Treacherous" (1994).
Lives in Moab, Utah. Art department: "Tollkeeper" (Magnolia Mae Productions). Production assistants or drivers for commercials, including Chevy (Omaha Pictures), Citroen-Saxo (Monster Films).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Location manager and location scout. Location manager for the Utah-filmed TV series "Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family" (2000-2001), for short film "Alyson's Closet" (1998), and for the movies "The Right Temptation" (2000) and "Unhook the Stars" (1996).
Born 9 July 1942, Salt Lake City, Utah. Birth name: Edwina Beth Williams. Has appeared, often as the star, in at least 28 "T&A" B-movies, such as: Bad Girls from Mars (1991); Mankillers (1987); Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). TV guest roles include: Adam-12; Lost in Space; The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; Batman; The Beverly Hillbillies; The Twilight Zone.
Non-LDS. Mother was probably a Christian Scientist. Born 8 August 1922 in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of five children. Synchronized swimming screen legend. Appeared in over 30 films, much of the time in the water. Received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Received the Hollywood Citizenship Award from the Golden Globes in 1956. Often called "America's Mermaid" for her key role in the movie sub-genre created by MGM known as "Aqua Musicals." Profile Page
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Art director. Art director for the TV special "George Carlin: You Are All Diseased" (1999). Set decorator for the TV special "George Carlin: Jammin' In New York" (1992). Theater department professor at the University of Utah: Head, Performing Arts Design Program (PADP), Scenery and Design for Film and Television. Bio from U. of U. faculty page (http://www.theatre.utah.edu/faculty/gwilliams.html):
In addition to heading PADP and teaching courses in scenery design for both the stage and film/video, Gage is the Resident Scenic Designer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Gage's regional scenic design credits include Pioneer Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay, and Utah Opera. For television he has art directed productions for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN, DISNEY, VH-1, and MTV.
He received the CableACE Award for Art Direction on the SHOWTIME special "Mastergate," and his design for Anne of Green Gables at Childsplay in Arizona was selected for the US design exhibit at the 1999 Prague Quadrennial Stage Design Exposition in the Czech Republic. Gage holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. He is a member of United Scenic Artist Local-829, the American Academy of Television Arts and Science, and USITT.
W. Grant Williams
W.M. Grant Williams
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: William Grant Williams; W. Grant Williams; W.M. Grant Williams; W.M. Grant Williams; Wm. Grant Williams. Works at LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, Utah. Crew member on many films made in Utah by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and by independent companies. Cinematographer of the BYU-made documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Co-cinematographer, along with Mark Taft, of the Crystal Heart Award-winning short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), a film about Latter-day Saint pioneers which was directed by Bill Shira. Co-cinematographer (along with Mark Taft and Gordon Huston) and gaffer for the short film "Gold Fever" (1990), also directed by Shira. Co-cinematographer, along with Ten van Horn, of the classic Church video "Cipher in the Snow" (1973). Co-cinematographer of the KBYU documentary "Letting God Have His Way": A Conversation about C.S. Lewis (1999). Did the lighting for the 1969 temple film directed by Wetzel O. Whitaker. Carpenter (set construction) on numerous projects. Electrician for the Feature Films For Families video "The ButterCream Gang" (1992). Camera operator for the Church-produced film "The Lost Manuscript" (1974). Electrician/gaffer on Kieth Merrill's feature film "Windwalker" (1980). Credits as gaffer include: the Disney movie "The Witching of Ben Wagner", the HBO series "Encyclopedia Brown", the KBYU PBS film "A More Perfect Union," the classic BYU-made Church short films "John Baker's Last Race" (1976), "The Gift" (1977), "The Mailbox" (1977), "Uncle Ben" (1978), "The Emmett Smith Story" (1979), "Christmas Snows, Christmas Winds" (1978), and "The Phone Call" (1977), the KBYU PBS documentary "The Call of Story" (2002), and the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU films "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997) and "Eliza and I" (1997).
Jeremy T. Williams
Latter-day Saint. Director of the short films "Where Are We Going" (1997), "The Hunter, The Hunted" (1997) and the short documentary "Blood Testing in Flight" (1994).
Composer and musician who wrote the rock musical score for the award-winning short BYU student film "Wildest Dreams" (1986), directed by Kenneth Kemp. Also wrote the title song for "Wildest Dreams." Was one of the musicians for the 1989 direct-to-video film of the hit Latter-day Saint musical "Saturday's Warrior." Credited with playing Silent Movie Accompaniment for the "silent film" segment of the Latter-day Saint-themed theatrical musical "It's a Miracle," filmed as a video in 1984.
Mary Parker Williams
Latter-day Saint. Actress in many films made in Utah. Major role in the direct-to-video film "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), directed by Blair Treu. Major role in the Church-produced video "Our Heavenly Father's Plan." Major roles in the TV movies "Anya's Bell" (1999) and "Don't Look Under the Bed (1999). Smaller roles in: No More Baths (1998); Behind the Waterfall (1995); Heaven Sent (1994); Split Infinity (1992); The Seventh Brother (1991); Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002); Unabomber: The True Story (1996); In the Shadow of Evil (1995). TV guest appearances on "Touched by an Angel" and "Promised Land."
Based in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Also credited as: Matt Williams. Graduated from the Academy of Photographic Arts in North Hollywood. Attended UCLA's film school, where he also became a Teachers Assistant in the visual/production design and editing classes. Has worked extensively on Utah film productions. World class cinematographer who has been the cinematographer (director of photography) for many released feature-length films, IMAX films, and TV series. Cinematographer for "Home of the Brave" (1996), which was the pilot episode for the TV series "Promised Land," and was then the director of photography for all 3 seasons of the series, which ran from 1996 to 1999, (68 episodes). Cinematographer photography for the TV series "Hollywood Detective" (1991), "Encyclopedia Brown" (1989), "Goofy's Field Trips" (1989) and some episodes of "Touched by an Angel." Cinematographer for the TV movies "A Mother's Instinct" (1996) and "Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare" (1995). Frequent collaborator with Latter-day Saint directors, including Bruce Neibaur. Williams was the cinematographer for the IMAX films "India: Kingdom of the Tiger" (2002, directed by Bruce Neibaur); "NSync: Bigger Than Live" (2001, $1.8 million U.S. box office gross) and "Hearst Castle: Building the Dream" (1996, directed by Bruce Neibaur). Cinematographer for the documentary "Fate of the Universe" (1994), starring leading astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Cinematographer for the Latter-day Saint-themed science fiction satire "Plan 10 from Outer Space" (1994), directed by Trent Harris. Cinematographer for the three movies produced by Salt Lake City-based Leucadia Films: "Just in Time" (1997), "Windrunner" (1995, written by Mitch Davis), and "The Goodbye Bird" (1993). Cinematographer for videos produced by the Utah-based company Feature Films For Families: "Behind the Waterfall" (1995) and "Friendships Field" (1995, directed by Neibaur). Cinematographer for other direct-to-video movies and independent films including "Hiding in Walls" (2002), "Children of the Holocaust" (2000), "Both Sides of the Law" (1999, directed by Bruce Neibaur), "Chloe's Blanket" (1996), "Three Things I've Learned" (1994), "Waiting to Die, Hoping to Live" (1994), "Beach Birds for Camera" (1992), "Cage/Cunningham" (1991), "Hey Mike" (1991), and "Changing Steps" (1989). Second unit director of photography for the TV movies "In the Shadow of Evil" (1995), "Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View" (1992), "The Witching of Ben Wagner" (1987), the TV series "The Boys of Twilight" (1992), and the film "Promised Land" (1988). Producer of "Chloe's Blanket" (1996), directed by Lory Smith. Production designer for "Beach Birds for Camera" (1992), filmed in New York City. Website: http://www.williamsdp.com/.
President and CEO of Wembly Hall Theatre Company. Bio from Wembly Hall website (http://www.wemblyhall.com/):
Ryan studied film at the University of California at Los Angeles and theatre at the University of Utah. Williams has written, produced and directed national television commercials that have aired in over one hundred and fifty markets across the United States and Canada. ABBY SINGER is his first feature film effort. His role as director included producing, editing, acting, and cinematography. Williams has penned over a dozen screenplays and plays. His feature film script, BLOOD WHITE, was optioned and then purchased by Cosmic Pictures in 2001. Other credits include the short film EDGE RUNNING, the full-length play, WHAT BRINGS HOLLOW HENSLOW, the one-act play, UNEARTHLY FATES, and the fin-de-siecle epic ON BOUNDARY INTO NIGHT. He is currently finishing a horror script, CHILLS. He was also hired in the recent past to adapt the novel, SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD, by Douglas Scott Rodon and Larry Dean Cousin (DoneRaw Books). Williams also appeared in the 20th Century Fox sci-fi movie, INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Film student at the University of Utah. Director of the short dramatic film "The Cufflink," which competed in the 2001 Eclipse Film Festival held in Southern Utah. "The Cufflink" received the The Gold Hugo for Student Narrative Film under 15 Minutes at the 2002 Chicago International Film Festival. The 16-minute film was described in the Eclipse schedule:
JoAnn, a woman in her mid-sixties, is at home getting ready to attend the birthday of her grandson. She sits at her dressing table, putting on her make-up. She finds a cufflink belonging to her ex-husband. This brings a flood of past voices and memories to her mind. The ex-husband and his new wife are to be present at the birthday party, and she dreads seeing them. The voices grow louder and louder and more strident, causing her to breakdown. To spare herself the pain, she calls her daughter to inform her that she will not be attending the party. The daughter successfully uses emotional blackmail to coerce JoAnn into going.
Non-LDS. Born 4 September 1912 in Utah. Died 3 March 1929, Los Angeles, California. Brother of synchronized swimming screen legend Esther Williams. A child star before his sister Esther was even born. Stanton was "discovered" in Utah when he was six years old. He began acting on stage, with a touring company performing at the Wilkes Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Broadway actress Marjorie Rambeau brought him on tour, and insisted that he be cast in the film version of their play, Eyes of Youth. In the film version, Rambeau's part went to Clara Kimball Young. Stanton was put under contract to Garson Studios in Los Angeles, and his family moved there so he could act in movies. Credited with significant roles in 2 films: "A Woman Who Understood" (1920) and "The Forbidden Woman" (1920). Died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 16 from a burst colon. Profile Page
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the 10-minute film "The Cufflink," which competed in the 2002 Utah Short Film & Video Festival. Shot in 16mm, the film portrays the emotional challenges of a woman preparing to face her ex-husband at her grandson's birthday party.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also credited as: Tom Williams. Location manager and location scout. Location manager for the direct-to-video movie "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997).
Lives in Cedar City, Utah. Actor. Small part in the TV movie "Windrunner" (1995), written by Mitch Davis and filmed in Kanab, Utah. Appeare in Leo Geter's "Andy Across the Water" (2002), a short film about a Latter-day Saint family.
Latter-day Saint (apostate; previously active but now an active participant in anti-Mormon activities). Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Director of the short films "Apotheosis" (2002), "American Dissonance" and "Mormon Erotica."
Latter-day Saint. Born 2 May 1971 in Kolo-fuo, Tonga, where her father was stationed while working for the Church Educational System. Served a full-time mission in Portugal. Her film debut was in a major role in the TV movie film "Little Heroes (1992), directed by Utah filmmaker Craig L. Clyde. Had a major role in the TV movie "Moment of Truth: Stalking Back" (1993). Was the female lead in Rocco DeVilliers' independent feature film "Pure Race" (1995), starring opposite Gregory C. Haynes and Fred Hunting. (She played Marvin Payne's daughter.) Female lead in the independent feature film "The Right Girl" (2002), which has not yet been released. Major role in "Judas Manuscript." Small roles in the big-budget feature films "The Life of David Gale" (2002) and "The Faculty" (1998). Played "Cassie Anders" on the TV series "Miracles & Other Wonders" (1992). TV guest appearance on "Arrest & Trial."
Lives in Heber City, Utah with her husband Tom. Production assistant for "The Rage" (1997) and Scott Featherstone's "Same River Twice" (1996).
Latter-day Saint. Student at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. Excerpts from 19 November 2002 article in The Scroll (http://www.byui.edu/scroll/111902/arts7.html):
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a worldwide TV commercial campaign last General Conference. A BYU-Idaho student, David Wilson, a junior from Orem, Utah, headed the production of the commercials. "This summer, I won a commission to work on a series of interstitials for the Church, through the stations BYU-TV and KBYU. The stations had received a mandate from the church to produce more information on helping people understand about the programs of the Church," Wilson said. The commercials include information about the Relief Society's Literacy Program, the Welfare Program and other quips containing church information. Wilson was the assistant producer of the interstitials. He worked under Mark Phillips, an executive producer for the Church. Wilson would produce the commercials and have them approved by Phillips. To complete the commercials, Wilson had to research possible topics, write scripts and compile images for the commercials. Seventeen commercials were produced in all. When he graduates, Wilson plans to be a storyboard artist... Along with actively pursuing his dream to be a storyboard artist, Wilson is also involved in theater. In his first play, Much Ado About Nothing, Wilson played the lead role, Benedick. Wilson was a freshman in high school. Wilson also [appeared] in the [BYU-Idaho] production of The Imaginary Invalid... his first performance in four years.
Latter-day Saint. Writer of the instructional video "Don't Get Caught in the Web" (2000), about doing research.
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Carl Wilson. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Has a supporting role (as "Royce") in the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video movie "The Shadow of Light" (2002). Small roles in the feature film "The Sandlot" (1993) and the Disney Channel serial "Teen Angel Returns" (1990). Owns the talent agency, Minority Plus/Select. Casting director and first assistant director for "The Shadow of Light." Did the extras casting for the Latter-day Saint-themed direct-to-video film "Christmas Mission" (1999). Has a bit part in "Christmas Mission" as a neighbor who barks like a dog at the missionaries. TV guest appearances include: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective; Touched by an Angel; Promised Land. Has also acted in Latter-day Saint commercials, documentaries, and training films. [Utah resident Karl Wilson should NOT be confused with the similarly named "Carl Wilson" (1946-1998), a member of the famed music group The Beach Boys.]
Key grip for the KBYU documentary "The Best Crop: A History of Orchard Farming in Orem, Utah" (2002). Best boy grip and carpenter for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997). Grip for the KBYU dance film "Woman, the Pioneer" (1997), a tribute to Latter-day Saint pioneer women.
Sheryl Lee Wilson
Latter-day Saint. Had a minor supporting role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon movie (2003). Bio from Book of Mormon movie website (http://www.bookofmormonmovie.com/cast/sherylleewilson.html):
Sheryl Lee earned a B.A. in speech and Dramatic Arts and an M.A. in Theater Arts & Interpretation from Brigham Young University. She has also received training in Camera acting techniques and Advanced acting at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Sheryl Lee's stage credits include leading roles in: Charley's Aunt (Pasadena Playhouse), Half-Way to Heaven (Glendale Centre Theatre), George M! (Sacramento Music Circus), The Sound of Music (Sacramento Music Circus), Mame (Sacramento Music Circus), Oliver! (BYU) and Carousel (BYU).
Sheryl Lee was Mrs. Utah 1996-97 and 3rd runner-up to Mrs. United States 1996
Latter-day Saint (non-churchgoer). Born 1 October 1959, Orem, Utah. Graduated from Orem High School in 1977. Attended Brigham Young University (BYU) where he majored in Arts and Humanities. Lives in Utah. Actor. Best known for his major role as "Corporal Boonie Lanier" on the TV series "China Beach (1988-1991) and his lead role as "Dr. Keith Ricks" on the revived TV series "Flipper" (1995). Major roles in: Beneath Loch Ness (2001); Children of the Struggle (1999); BitterSweet (1999); The Maddening (1995); Lipstick Camera (1994); Blue Flame (1993); Late For Dinner (1991); Under the Boardwalk (1989). Has had small roles in over 15 feature films and TV movies, including: Tank Girl (1995); Less Than Zero (1987); A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985); Footloose (1984); China Beach (1988); Billionaire Boys Club (1987). TV guest appearances include: The Fugitive, Strange World, ER, Tales from the Crypt.
Played a Colt executive in Lee Groberg's documentaries "American Gunmaker: The John M. Browning Story" (1991) and "Enduring Legacy: The Story of Firearms" (1992).
Lives in Sandy, Utah. Also known as: Greg M. Windley. Company: Handstand Productions, LLC. Website: http://www.handstandproductions.com. Bio from company's website:
Greg Windley: Producer/Director. Greg is a 1981 graduate of the University of Utah with a Mass Communications degree specializing in Radio/TV/Film production. From 1981 to 1987 he was employed at Skaggs Telecommunications Service. During those years he filled a variety of positions culminating as the Manager of Corporate/Industrial Production. At STS he supervised and trained a staff of producers, directors and production coordinators. He also produced and directed over 200 programs ranging from multi-camera teleconferences to 35mm film commercials and point of purchase and training programs for interactive videodisc. In 1987 Mr. Windley founded Handstand Productions. Since that time he has worked as a writer, producer and director, cameraman and editor for a variety of projects. His clients are comprised of production companies, advertising agencies, human resource consultants, government agencies and developers of interactive multimedia courseware among others. Greg's productions have been honored with many awards including a First Place - Gold Camera Award from the U.S. Industrial Film Festival, a Silver Medallion from the International Film and TV Festival of New York and Silver Awards from both the Houston and Chicago International Film Festivals.
Latter-day Saint. Born 11 December 1919, Marysvale, Utah.
Died 10 December 2000, Beverly Hills, California. Birth name: Emily Marie Bertelsen. Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild for 25 years and founded the Screen Actors Guild Film Society. Appeared in over 70 movies, including: Salem's Lot (1979); Freaky Friday (1976); The Three Musketeers (1948); Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971); Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973); Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955); Force of Evil (1948); Song of the Thin Man (1947); The Narrow Margin (1952); The Fighting Kentuckian (1949); The Outfit (1974); Trouble Along the Way (1953); Bedtime Story (1964); The Hucksters (1947); Hearts of the West (1975). Lead actress in about 20 movies. Received top-billing in: Island Woman (1958); No Man's Woman (1955); Cat-Women of the Moon (1953); Outlaw Women (1952); Hellfire (1949). Played "Billie Costello" on the short-lived TV series "Supercarrier" (1988). In 1982 she was featured on the soap opera "General Hospital" (1982) as "Dr. Vivian Collins." TV guest appearances on dozens of series, including: Adam-12; Batman; Bonanza; Charlie's Angels; Gunsmoke; Lou Grant; Marcus Welby, M.D.; Maverick; Murder, She Wrote; Perry Mason; Rawhide. IMDb bio (http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Windsor,+Marie):
A product of Marysvale, Utah, Marie Windsor attended Brigham Young University and trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya before she began playing leading roles in B pictures in the late 1940s. Her best work was in the film noir category, particularly her role as the manipulative, double-crossing wife of Elisha Cook, Jr., in "The Killing" (which earned her "Look" magazine's Best Supporting Actress award). Her favorites among her own films are "The Killing," "The Narrow Margin" and "Hellfire."
One of the best "bad girls" in movie history, this busty beauty often played cold-blooded temptresses who could drive a man crazy with passion, then cut out his heart and hand it back to him. A former Miss Utah, she broke into films as a bit player in Hal Roach's AllAmerican Co-Ed (1941), and knocked around Hollywood before coming into her own as a leading lady in 1949's Hellfire an above-average Republic Western. She appeared in other B-plus horse operas, including Dakota Lil, Frenchie (both 1950), and Little Big Horn (1951), before taking her best-remembered role, as the recalcitrant gangster's widow being transported to court by tough cop Charles McGraw in The Narrow Margin (1952). Had this taut thriller not been a lowly B (albeit one of the best ever), Windsor might have gotten more of a boost from its success. She continued working steadily, frequently playing tart-tongued trollops-as in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956), memorably cast as Elisha Cook, Jr.'s avaricious, unfaithful wife. Windsor also worked in many TV movies during the 1970s and 1980s, including Wild Women (1971) and the 1979 miniseries "Salem's Lot." Unfortunately, she never starred in a first-rate, big-budget film.
Craft services and catering for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Handcart" (2002).
Lives in Plain City, Utah. Animal handler/wrangler.
Latter-day Saint. Director of two films made at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-H): "Haka He Langi Kuo Tau: We Dance in the Ecstasy of Singing" (2001) and "Kava Kuo Heka: Royal Kava Ceremony of Tonga" (1999), both available on video. Director of the Institute of Polynesian Studies at BYU-H.
Lives in American Fork, Utah. Previously lived in Orem, Utah. Producer and screenwriter (along with director Bill Shira) of the Crystal Heart Award-winning short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), about Latter-day Saint pioneers. Wing also was an assistant director for the film and the part of the infant in the film was played by his daughter, Arielle Wing. Assistant producer and first assistant director for the short film "The Butterchurn" (1995), also directed by Shira. Co-writer, one of three producers (along with Bill Shira and Jim Sherman), first assistant director, sound mixer and set decorator for the short film "Gold Fever" (1990), directed by Shira and made at BYU. Set decorator and lead man for the feature film "Neon City" (1992). Property master for the TV movies "The Man with Three Wives" (1993) and "Double Jeopardy" (1992), the miniseries "Nothing Lasts Forever" (1995), and the TV series "Touched by an Angel" (1994). Lead man for the feature films "Ski Patrol" (1990), "Halloween 5" (1989) and "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers" (1988). Other prop credits include the TV movie "Harmful Intent" (1993) and the TV series "America's Most Wanted."
Graduate of the University of Utah film school. Director of the short film "Family Dive," which was shown as part of the Utah Arts Festival's inaugural film program in 2003.
Lives in Utah. Set dresser for the Christmas film "Nora's Christmas Gift" (1989), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Production assistant for the Latter-day Saint-themed short film "A Truce with Death" (1993), which was written and produced by Bruce Wing.
Utah-based teen actor. Major role in Massimiliano Cerchi's feature-length micro-budger slashers movie "Carnage Road" (2000). Guest appearance on "Touched by an Angel" in 2000.
Latter-day Saint. Student at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYU-H). Director of the independent film "The Painted Devil" (1999).
Based in Utah County. Second assistant cameraman for Richard Dutcher's Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Brigham City" (2001). Other camera credits include: "Midnight Man" (ABC) and "The Ticket" (USA cable network). Camera loader for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Born 28 November 1984, Sandy, Utah. Received Young Artist Award nominations in 2000 and 2001 for her role as "Jessica Bennett" in the soap opera "Passions," which she was on from 1999 to 2000. Had a major role in the "Wolf Lake" TV pilot that aired in 2001, and had a regular role as "Sophia Donner" on the "Wolf Lake" TV series (2001-2002). Also had a major role in the movie "The Long Road Home" (1999). TV guest appearances on "Promised Land" and "Touched by an Angel," which are both filmed in Utah.
Lives in West Jordan, Utah with his wife Jenine. Director of the short film "Of Perception," shown at the Loaf-I film festival in Salt Lake City, 2002.
Latter-day Saint. Based in Utah County. Second assistant cameraman on the "The Prince." 2nd A.C. for "Open House 1998", and numerous other projects for LDS Motion Picture Studios. Production assistant for the direct-to-video movie "The Robin Hood Gang" (1997).
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Wade R. Wisan. Utahn who, as a child, had small roles in the Feature Films For Families videos "Split Infinity" (1992), "Rigoletto" (1993) and "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993).
Actress. Acting student at Brigham Young University. Won the Irene Ryan Acting Award at the annual national competition at the ACTF Conference in February 2005.
Frank S. Wise
Film editor for the classic film "Windows of Heaven" (1963), a film about President Lorenzo Snow and tithing, produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Film editor and writer of the film "Latter-day Saint Leaders: Past and Present" (1948), also produced by the Church. Film editor for the classic BYU-produced short film "Johnny Lingo" (1969).
Brent A. Wishart
Lives in Tooele, Utah. Has worked in television production as an associate producer and director for Cache Valley Headline News and the Discovery Channel.
Born 8 November 1887, Park City, Utah. Died 6 October 1939. Sometimes credited as: Chet Withey. Director of 33 films between 1916 and 1928, including: The New Moon (1919); The Devil's Needle (1916); She Loves and Lies (1920). Writer of 12 films, some of which he directed. Worked briefly as an actor between 1913 and 1916, appearing in at least 16 films, including: Mr. Goode, Samaritan (1916); Don Quixote (1915); The Oubliette (1914); The Higher Law (1914); A Rose of Old Mexico (1913).
Hartt Wixom and Judene Wixom
Latter-day Saints. Authors of the book When Angels Intervene, which was based on a true story. The book was adapted to the 1994 CBS movie "To Save the Children."
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short documentary "The Jean Massieu School" (2000).
Lives in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. Previously lived in St. George, Utah. Assistant art director, set decorator, or propmaster. Worked in the Dixie College Theatre Department. Bio from (http://www.susqu.edu/news/releases/98-99/newfacultystaff.htm): "Boyd Wolz is the theatre designer/technical director. Wolz earned his master of fine arts degree from Boston University. He comes to Susquehanna from Dixie College, Utah where he was an assistant professor and designer/technical director."
Latter-day Saint. Born in 1981. Birth name: David Michael Wood. From 2000 to 2002 served a full-time mission in the United Kingdom. Holds a black belt in Karate. Has acted in a number of low-budget films filmed in Alaska (mostly in Fairbanks), including "The Tony Blair Witch Project" (2000); "The Frozen Inferno" (2000); "The End of a Dynasty" (1998); and "Cosmic Space Ninja" (1997). All of were directed by Mike A. Martinez. Wood was the first-billed actor, playing multiple roles, in Martinez' direct-to-video films "Attack of the Flesh Devouring Space Worms From Outer Space" (1998) and "Escape from Chernobourg" (1999). Played the title role in the 14-minute film "Robin Hood" (1998), also directed by Martinez, and also filmed in Fairbanks, Alaska. According to IMDB.com, Wood a small role as a hotel manager in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation miniseries "A Difficult Woman" (1998). Wood was also the producer, composer, and for fight choreographer for "Attack of the Flesh Devouring Space Worms From Outer Space." He is also credited as a stunt man for "The Frozen Inferno," as a costume designer for "Escape from Chernobourg," and as a producer for "Cosmic Space Ninja."
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University. Director of the short film "Meow," which is described as "an animated comedy about the age old axiom of "do unto others as they would do unto you."
Electrician for Blair Treu's "The Paper Brigade" (1996).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Provo, Utah. Born 28 January 28 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Full name: Lorin Walker Wood. Lorin Walker Wood. Art Director / Conceptual Designer. In January 2004 he became a student at Brigham Young University (BYU), majoring in computer animation. Website: http://www.aesthetic-arrest.com. His credits include:
- 2003 - 'Saving Jessica Lynch' - matte painter - NBC + ReelFX Creative Studios
- 2003 - present - 'Pixel Perfect' (2003) - art director - Reel FX Creative Studios/Disney Channel [directed by Mark Dippe (ILM alumni who pioneered the T1000, Jurassic Park dinos and directed "Spawn") and shot in SLC]
- 2002 - present - 'untitled film' - conceptual designer - Persistence of Vision Digital Entertainment [working with David Dozoretz and Iain McCaig (both Skywalker Ranch alumni)]
- 2002 - 'GI Joe Spytroops The Movie' - layout, conceptual design - Reel FX Creative Studios / Cartoon Network (an all CG feature film for DVD and television release)
- 1995 - 'Titanisphere' trailer - storyboards - Creative Capers Entertainment (A futuristic gladiatorial game utilizing Howard Hughes-designed hover engines)
Paul A. Wood
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: Paul Wood; Paul "Woody" Wood. Executive Vice President of Development at Wembly Hall Theatre Company. Bio from Wembly Hall website (http://www.wemblyhall.com/):
Paul A. Wood is the founder of Knock on Wood Film Productions." He wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited his first full length film, "SHIFT", in 2001. Since completing "SHIFT", Paul has been involved in several independent films including Wembly Hall Theatre Company's Abby Singer, and shorts such as Piggies and The Spider and the Fly. He has written several full-length screenplays, plays, short stories and poems. Paul currently resides in Salt Lake City area.
Lives in Orem, Utah. Broadcast journalist/TV anchorman for local Utah affiliate KSL. Wood had cameo appearances as a TV anchor in the TV miniseries "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" (2000) and the TV movie "False Witness" (1989). He sang in the chorus on the TV special "Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In at the House of Mouse" (2001). He also sang in the direct-to-video animated films "Lion of Oz" (2000) and "The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars" (1998). TV guest appearances as a TV anchor on an episode of "Touched by an Angel", and as a singer on "The Angry Beavers."
Lael J. Woodbury
Latter-day Saint. Many Church members have heard Woodbury's voice: in addition to a key voice role in a widely-seen film for the Church, he narrated a series of tapes with with readings from the New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. He was a drama professor at BYU, and is the author of "A New Mormon Theatre", BYU Studies 16:1 (Autumn 1975), pp. 65-73.
Latter-day Saint. Played the part of the older Moroni in the Book of Mormon-oriented documentary "In Search of 'Ancient Cumorah'" (2001).
Latter-day Saint. Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also known as: John T. Woodhouse. Graduate student in the Theater Department at the University of Utah. Actor. Appears in small role in the 70mm film "Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd" (2000), produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Voice work for the PBS documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "Promontory" (2002). Starred in University of Utah film studies graduate Channing Lowe's feature-length film "Scranton" (2001). Sound engineer for University of Utah film student Jeffrey Gold's films "Isles in the Midst of the Great Green Sea" and "Cognoscenti: The Admirable Life of Eli Khamarov." (Also given a "special thanks" credit in those films.) Directed Ian Finley's original play Nature of the Nautilus at the University of Utah (2001). Directed You Can't Take It With You at the University of Utah's Babcock Theatre (2002). President of the acting troupe Alternative Grounds. Has considerable stage acting experience.
Born 5 July 1903 [or 1905?], Los Angeles, California. Died 8 October 1989, Salt Lake City, Utah. Buried in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as Eddie Woods. Actor in over 15 films, including: The Public Enemy (1931, 2nd billing); They Never Come Back (1932); Tarzan the Fearless (1933); Local Boy Makes Good (1931). IMDb: "After acting career, was employed in the promotion department of 20th Century-Fox in New York."
Utah-based actress. Had a bit part as an old woman in the feature film "The Crow: Salvation" (2000).
Catholic. Born 18 April 1947, Vernal, Utah (where his father was stationed with the military). Birth name: James Howard Woods. Father is an army intelligence officer. According to his biography at http://www.hillebrander.de/woods/bio.htm, Woods was an altar boy and is a practicing Catholic. Actor. Nominated for Academy Awards for "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996) and "Salvador" (1986). Multiple Emmy awards and nominations. Multiple Golden Globe nominations, including 1 win for "Promise" (1986). Provided the voice of Hades on Disney's animated "Hercules" and "House of Mouse" series, reprising his role from the animated feature "Hercules" (1997). Also had a TV series role in "Fallen Angels" (1993). Mostly known for as a film actor. Has appeared in over 85 films, including: The Onion Field (1979); Against All Odds (1984); Chaplin (1992). Producer of 2 movies: "Another Day in Paradise" (1998) and "Cop" (1987).
Lives in Utah. Sometimes credited as: Jackie Woodward. Costume designer for the Feature Films For Families (FFFF) video "Secret of Treasure Mountain" (1993). Co-costume designer who created the period wardrobes for Lee Groberg's documentary "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995). Wardrobe assistant for the FFFF videos "Rigoletto" (1993), "Seasons of the Heart" (1993) and "The ButterCream Gang" (1992).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Key grip for "The Creator's Game" (1999), a film made mainly by BYU students. Key grip (2nd unit) for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Jack Weyland's Charly" (2002).
Actress. Had a small role in the Disney TV movie "Double Teamed" (2002). Received rave reviews for her starring role as "Anne" in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Hale Center Theater in Orem, Utah in September 2002. In November 2002 she auditioned for a role in Gary Rogers' Book of Mormon feature film, and was invited to "call backs" (second round of auditions).
Ryan Jeremy Woodward
Latter-day Saint. Born 27 April 1972, Salt Lake City, Utah. Sometimes credited as: Ryan Woodward; Ryan J. Woodward. Served a full-time mission in the Spain Bilboa Mission. Associate degree in Fine Arts from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho). Lives in Valencia, California with his wife, Tiffany. Animator and artist. Effects animator for the animated feature films "The Iron Giant" (1999), "Space Jam" (1996), "Osmosis Jones" (2001), "The Powerpuff Girls" (2002), "Quest for Camelot" (1998), "8 Crazy Nights" (2002) and "The Swan Princess III" (1998). Title designer for the animated direct-to-video feature film "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker" (2000). Title sequence designer for the animated series "Batman Beyond." Storyboard artist for "The Scarecrow" (2000), an animated video by Richard Rich, and for "Revelation." Development artist for "Spy Jinx", "Digi-Tunes" and the animated feature film "Looney Tunes: The Movie" (2003). Character development artist for "Nanobots." Animatic artist for the Sony Pictures feature film "Spider-Man 2." Development artist for "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" (2003). Creator of the comic strip Dorm 3 Diaries. Illustrator of the children's book I Wish I Was a Lion. Writer/artist of the comic book The Invincible Ed, published by his self-owned publishing company Summertime Books. Website: http://www.ryanjwoodward.com Bio from "Dorm 3 Diaries" website (http://www.dorm3diaries.com/about.pl):
For the past 7 years, Ryan has worked for Warner Bros. Animation. He has worked as an EFX animator, digital EFX animator, storyboard artist, and pre-production designer for feature films, tv series, and videos. his latest film is "Osmosis Jones" due to release in Aug. 2001. along with his production career, Ryan enjoys developing new projects of his own.
Ryan studied art at Ricks College, a small conservative school in Idaho. His memorable experience there inspired him to draw up some gags and get a good laugh with his ex-roomies, which he still keeps in contact with.
Ryan hopes that his young readers will laugh and anticipate the day when they can go to college. Ryan also hopes that his post graduate readers will remember with fondess, the times when they threw eggs at dorms, fell in love and even knew a guy just like Joe.
Ryan lives with his wife Tiffany, two daughters, Camille and Summer, in southern California.
Latter-day Saint. Film student at Brigham Young University (BYU). Writer, director and star of the short film "I Miss You" (2001). Director of the short student films "Rearview Mirror" and "50 Cents Plus Tax," which competed in BYU's 2003 Final Cut film festival. Along with Chris Rawson he made the short film "Smithsonian Folkways," which also competed in 2003 Final Cut. "Rearview Mirror" (2003, 10 minutes, color) competed in the 3rd LDS Film Festival (Jan. 2004), and is described thus: "How would it feel to be someone else for one day?"
From Bel Air, Maryland. Media arts major studying at Brigham Young University (BYU). Grip for the short BYU student film "The Promethean" (2003). Was interviewed about the Latter-day Saint-themed movie "Jack Weyland's Charly" for a BYU newspaper article in 2002. He told the reporter that "Charly had a niche audience, but its demand was not high enough to keep it going. "It wasn't the greatest writing... Sometimes it was a bit sappy, a bit melodramatic, but it had an audience. It was a popular show, and it had a religious following."
One of the conductors for the PBS special "Songs of Praise and Remembrance: A Memorial Day Celebration" (2000), featuring the choirs and orchestra of Brigham Young University (BYU). She directed the Women's Chorus.
Credited with additional cinematography for Lee Groberg's PBS documentaries "Trail of Hope: The Story of the Mormon Trail" (1997) and "Treasure House: The Utah Mining Story" (1995), on which Mark Goodman was the Director of Photography. Credited as the aerial camera operator/arial cinematographer for "Trail of Hope."
Latter-day Saint. Cinematographer of the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "Out of Step" (2002). Did sound work on the independent feature film "The Creator's Game" (1999). Currently listed as a writer, director, and cinematographer for J. Daniel Nell's production company Envision Entertainment, based in Taylorsville, Utah. Gaffer for Nell's short film "Descent into Madness" (2002). In November 2002 Envision began pre-production on "Be a hero - Teach a Child to Read," a series of six PSAs (Public Service Announcements) based on a PSA-teleplay written by Worthen.
Ethnic Mormon. Born 10 September 1907, near Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Birth name: Vina Fay Wray. Actress best known for her leading role as "Ann Darrow" in "King Kong" (1933). Has as star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Appeared in nearly 100 movies, including: The Most Dangerous Game (1932); Tammy and the Bachelor (1957); Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933); Gideon's Trumpet (1980); Doctor X (1932); Queen Bee (1955); The Wedding March (1928); Viva Villa! (1934); The Cobweb (1955); Crime of Passion (1957); The Vampire Bat (1933). Wrote the play This Is the Life, which was adapted into a 1944 movie. Regular role as "Catherine Morrison" on the TV series "The Pride of the Family" (1953-54). TV guest appearances include: Perry Mason; Wagon Train; Hawaiian Eye; 77 Sunset Strip; Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Profile Page
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Videographer. Co-executive director of Spy Hop Productions in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dennis A. Wright
Latter-day Saint. Co-author (with Robert C. Freeman) of the non-fiction book Saints at War, and the PBS documentary (available on video and DVD) based on the book. Saints at War is about Latter-day Saint soldiers during World War II.
Born April 18. Sometimes credited as: Michelle K. Wright. Actress. Had the lead role -- the wife of the attorney who defends the civil rights of two Latter-day Saint missionaries in a town that tries to jail them -- in the Latter-day Saint-themed courtroom drama "Day of Defense" (2002). Bit part (as the "cowgirl" in the comedy club) in the Latter-day Saint-themed comedy "The Singles Ward" (2002). Bit part as an attorney in the Latter-day Saint-themed feature film "The R.M." (2003). Has also appeared in the TV movies and low budget feature films: The Right Temptation (2000); Return to the Secret Garden (2000); Cowboys and Angels (2000); Partners in Crime (2000); See You In My Dreams (2000); The Darkling (2000); Absence of the Good (1999); Don't Look Under the Bed (1999). Casting director for the Latter-day Saint-themed feature films "The Singles Ward" and "The R.M." (2003), both directed by Kurt Hale. Casting director for J. Daniel Nell's short film "Descent into Madness" (2002). Bio from "Day of Defense" website:
Michelle K. Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been involved in the entertainment industry for many years. She won the title of Ms. Utah in 1999 and has worked closely with non-profit organizations throughout the years. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, and has worked extensively in Los Angeles, California and in Utah as an actress, model, casting director and producer in film, television and radio. Her credits include: NYPD Blue, General Hospital, Touched by an Angel; HBO, Disney Channel, Feature Films for Families and Independent Films, including The Singles Ward and Day of Defense along with several infomercials and covers of National Magazines.
In 2002 Wright and screenwriter/comedian John Moyer founded AND ACTION! Actors Studio in Salt Lake City. Bio from AND ACTION! Actors Studio (http://www.actionacting.com/michelle_k.htm):
Michelle K. Wright was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been involved in the entertainment industry for many years. She's worked as an actress, model, casting director and producer in film, television and radio in both Utah and Los Angeles. She won the title of Ms. Utah in 1999 and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Her credits include: NYPD Blue, General Hospital, Touched by an Angel; HBO, Disney Channel, Feature Films for Families and Independent Films, including Halestorm Entertainment's The Singles Ward, The RM and NuWorlds Productions Day of Defense along with several infomercials and covers of National Magazines.
Latter-day Saint. Actress. Married to Spanish filmmaker (and Church pioneer) José María Oliveira Aldamiz. Starred in his Spanish feature films "Los Muertos, la carne y el diablo" (1974) and "Las Flores del miedo" (1973).
Born 21 December 1977, Salt Lake City, Utah. Art director on "The Good Man's Sin" (1999).
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Set dresser or props.
Born 5 January 1911, Ogden, Utah. Died 19 January 1949, Ensenada, Mexico. Actor appeared in over 40 films during the 1930s and '40s, including: Air Hostess (1949); Rose of the Yukon (1949); Mask of Diijon (1946); Down Missouri Way (1946); One Mysterious Night (1944); Night to Remember (1943). Often had major roles. Played the title role in "Philo Vance Returns" (1947).
Latter-day Saint. Sometimes credited as: Mike Wuergler. Producer/director of the Latter-day Saint-oriented videos "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 1: My Heavenly Father's World" (1990) and "The Children's Video Songbook, Vol. 2: I Am a Child of God (1991). Producer of "The Avenging" (1982), filmed in New Mexico and directed by Lyman Dayton. Associate producer of "The Dream Machine" (1990), filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah and directed by Lyman Dayton. Had a supporting role (as "Mr. Arnold") in the direct-to-video movie "On Our Own" (1988), produced by Lyman Dayton at Feature Films For Families.
Lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Tiffini. Credited (along with Tony Peters) with "rigging" for the Latter-day Saint-themed KBYU film "Eliza and I" (1997), which was directed by Richard Dutcher. Was the photographer (along with Robert Casey) of the photographs featured in the "Images of Nauvoo" screensaver software that was sold in Latter-day Saint bookstores.
Graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1999.
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